from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy. See Synonyms at lazy.
- adj. Conducive to inactivity or laziness; lethargic: humid, indolent weather.
- adj. Causing little or no pain: an indolent tumor.
- adj. Slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive: an indolent ulcer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Habitually lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to physical labor/labour.
- adj. Inducing laziness (e.g. indolent comfort).
- adj. Causing scant or no physical pain; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.).
- adj. Healing slowly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Free from toil, pain, or trouble.
- adj. Indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive.
- adj. Causing little or no pain or annoyance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, causing little or no pain: as, an indolent tumor.
- Avoiding, or characterized by the avoidance of, exertion; indulging or given to indulgence in ease; indisposed to labor; lazy; listless; sluggish: as, an indolent person or life.
- Synonyms Lazy, Slothful, etc. (see idle); Supine, Careless, etc. (see listless).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless
- adj. disinclined to work or exertion
Late Latin indolēns, indolent-, painless : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin dolēns, present participle of dolēre, to feel pain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin indolentem, from in- ("not") + dolēns ("pain") (Wiktionary)